The Ultimate London Luggage Storage Guide 2020

Your visit to London can't be pleasant if you have to drag your suitcase around all day. Whether it's because you're only spending a few hours in London or your flight only leaves in the evening and the hotel forces you to leave the room free in the morning, you may have to carry your suitcase with you. However, London is a big city and sometimes it can be difficult to find a good luggage storage, near the place we want to go. We are here to help you sort this out.

Did it happen to you to search for a luggage storage, read the feedbacks which are not bad and book a service there ? But once you want to go to the luggage storage shop, it is closed or it does not exist ? Trust Eelway and you will avoid all these little worries.

Table of content

  1. What about Eelway ?
  2. London stations
  3. London Airports
  4. Monuments, museums and attractions

I) What about Eelway ?


Eelway was created in 2016 and is a company which wants to free you from your luggage. We are located in Paris and we propose two types of services which are luggage storage and luggage transport.

Luggage storage allows you to leave your luggage for a few hours thanks to our network of hotels and local partners in more than 41 countries and 298 cities. This way you can enjoy your visit hands free. To book a luggage storage, you can visit our website and find a luggage storage in London or near the place you want to see.

For luggage transport, your suitcases are collected on your doorstep and delivered to your hotel or your new flat. You can even choose to use our luggage transport service to deliver suitcases and bulky objects such as skis or surfboards. This service is available in France and abroad. To book a luggage transport, you need to visit our website and ask for a quote.

We have for example luggage storages in main London stations such as luggage storage in Paddington Station, luggage storage in Euston Station, luggage storage London Waterloo, luggage storage London King’s Cross and luggage storage London St.Pancras.

If you are waiting for your Airbnb or hotel room to be available but you don’t want to visit London with your luggage, you can book a luggage storage in London with Eelway. Drop off your bags or suitcases in our partner network of shops and hotels. There is no minimum or maximum storage time. Most of our luggage storages in London are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Your luggage is sealed and insured, this way you can visit London peacefully.

II) London stations


The stations in London in which there is a luggage storage are :

  • London Paddington luggage storage address :
  • Safestore
    Water Gardens
    Burwood Place
    London W2 2HN
    Tube station: Edgware Rd

  • London Euston luggage storage address :
  • Safestore
    155 Chalton St
    London NW1 1NR
    Tube station: Mornington Crescent/Euston

  • London King’s Cross luggage storage address :
  • Safestore
    79-89 Pentonville Rd
    London N1 9LG
    Tube station: King’s Cross/St Pancras/Angel

  • London Victoria luggage storage address :
  • Big Yellow Self Storage
    289 Kennington Lane
    London SE11 5QY
    Tube station: Vauxhall

    In these stations, the prices are the following :

    Duration Price per item
    0-3 hours £6.00
    3-24 hours £11.00
    24-48 hours +£7.50


    Luggage storages are open 7 days a week, from 6 am Monday to Saturday and from 7 am Sunday. It closes every days at 10pm.

    The dimensions of the lockers at the station are as follows:

    You can store your luggage in a train station, but it is not always well secured and there is a long waiting time. It is also more expensive as an outside luggage storage and these services are not open 24 hours a week.

    It can be expensive for short periods to store your luggage at a Station, so ask your hotel, B&B or hostel if they have any bag storage facilities. Some will keep your bags for free, others will charge a small fee.

    If you’re looking to leave your luggage for a week or longer, it may work out cheaper use a self-storage company such as Eelway.

    III) London Airports


    a) London Heathrow Airport

    You can also find luggage storage in Heathrow. Heathrow Airport is the largest of London airports and is situated 14 miles west of central London. You can find Baggage services at every Terminal :

    The Luggage storage at the Terminal 2 is open from 5am to 11pm, seven day a week. The prices are the following :

    Duration Price per item
    0-3 hours £7.50
    3-24 hours £12.50
    24-48 hours £20.00
    48-72 hours +£5 for each additional 24 hours

    The Luggage storage at the Terminal 3 is open from 5am to 11pm, seven day a week. The prices are the following :

    Duration Price per item
    0-3 hours £6.00
    3-24 hours £11.00
    24-48 hours £18.50
    48-72 hours +£5 for each additional 24 hours

    The Luggage storage at the Terminal 4 is open from 5am to 11pm, seven day a week. The prices are the following :

    Duration Price per item
    0-3 hours £6.00
    3-24 hours £11.00
    24-48 hours £18.50
    48-72 hours £26 + £5 for each additional 24 hours

    The Luggage storage at the Terminal 5 is open from 5am to 11pm, seven day a week. The prices are the following :

    Duration Price per item
    0-3 hours £6.00
    3-24 hours £11.00
    24-48 hours £18.50
    48-72 hours £26 + £5 for each additional 24 hours


    b) London Gatwick Airport

    You can also find luggage storage in Gatwick. The airport London Gatwick is the second largest in the UK and is situated 29.5 miles south of Central London. You can find Luggage Storage services at the two main Terminals :

    The Luggage storage at the South Terminal is open 24 hours, seven days a week. The prices are the following :

    Duration Price per item
    0-3 hours £6.00
    3-24 hours £11.00
    24-48 hours £18.50
    48-72 hours +£5 for each additional 24 hours

    The Luggage storage at the South Terminal is open from 5am to 10pm. The prices are the following :

    Duration Price per item
    0-3 hours £6.00
    3-24 hours £11.00
    24-48 hours £18.50
    48-72 hours +£5 for each additional 24 hours


    c) London Luton Airport

    You can also find luggage storage in Luton. London Luton Airport (LTN) is one of the UK's largest airports, carrying 9.7 million passengers in 2013. The airport is a major base for low-cost or "no-frills" air travel and is located just 56km (35 miles) north-west of Central London. You can find Luggage Storage services at the main Terminal :

    The Luggage storage at the South Terminal is open 24 hours, seven days a week. The prices are the following :

    Duration Price per item
    0-3 hours £5.00
    3-24 hours £10.00
    24-72 hours +£5 for each additional 24 hours


    d) Other Airports

    There are also left luggage facilities (not run by Excess Baggage) at:

    At the airport, you can drop off accessories, carry-on luggage, hold luggage, special luggage (ski, stroller...). The maximum size allowed is that of the size standards of your airline company. Objects forbidden in the lockers are dangerous, flammable, explosive, toxic products; weapons; animals and perishable goods.

    IV) Monuments, museums and attractions


    a) Monuments

    You can see every most visited monuments of London such as Big Ben, Tower of London, the London Eye, the Tower Bridge and the Buckingham Palace hands free. Leave your suitcases near these places and enjoy your journey.

    b) Museums

  • British Museum

  • The British Museum has a cloakroom where you can leave your bags but there is a strict policy about luggage size and weight. Bags larger than 40 height, 40 width and 50 depth and more than 8kg are not accepted as well as suitcases. Security will stop you from taking them in.

    The bags up to 4kg are £2.50 and from 4 to 8kg, it is £5. The last deposit must be made by 4.30pm.

    There are two cloakrooms in the National Gallery. There are behind the information desk in the Sainsbury Wing and on the lower ground floor in the main building. Bags larger than 40 height, 25 width and 25 depth are not accepted. The cost per item is £1.50.

  • Tate Modern
  • The cloakroom is on level 0 and small purses can’t be placed there.

    Bags larger than 55 height, 40 width and 20 depth are not allowed in the gallery. However, small and large lockers are available on the ground floor of the Blavatnik building. But these lockers are usually taken by midday. So, if you want one large locker, you need to visit the museum in the morning.

    To use the cloakroom, a donation of £4 is requested and it is £1 refundable deposit for lockers.

    108 lockers are available for the first-comer. Bags must not exceed 43 height, 37 width and 21 depth. The fee for lockers is £1.

    c) Attractions

    London ZOO

    If you want to enjoy your visit, you can find lockers at the London ZOO. These are located close to the Reptile House but the number of lockers is limited and they are only available on first-serve basis.

    The prices for small lockers (45x30x45) is £1 per hour or £5 per day and for large lockers (85x45x45) is £2 per hour or £10 per day. Be careful because the pay point at the lockers only accepts coins and does not issue change.

    In St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Churchill War Rooms and Kensington Palace, there are no lockers available and suitcases are not allowed.

    You can still find a luggage storage in those places with Eelway :

    You can also find a luggage storage with other companies such as Luggage Hero, NannyBag and Stasher but the services offered have a lower quality than those of Eelway.

    If you have a bag larger than the standard airline carry-on-size, you might have a problem leaving it at some attractions.

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